Disney has responded to some comments made by Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage about the new Snow White film. Reportedly, the movie Snow White is being made into a live-action version based on the 1937 animated film. While there are some changes for diversity, Peter pointed out a big problem with the classic.
He said, “There’s a lot of hypocrisy going on. Literally no offense to anyone, but I was a little taken aback when they were very proud to cast a Latina actress as Snow White. But you’re still telling the story of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.’ Take a step back and look at what you’re doing there. It makes no sense to me.”
Disney responds to Peter Dinklage’s criticism of the new ‘Snow White’ film
He added, “You’re progressive in one way, but then you’re still making that f—ing backward story about seven dwarfs living in a cave together, what the f— are you doing, man? Have I done nothing to advance the cause from my soapbox? I guess I’m not loud enough. I don’t know which studio that is, but they were so proud of it. All love and respect to the actress and all the people who thought they were doing the right thing. But I’m just like, what are you doing?”
Disney released a statement in response that read, “To avoid reinforcing stereotypes from the original animated film, we are taking a different approach with these seven characters and have been consulting with members of the dwarfism community. We look forward to sharing more as the film heads into production after a lengthy development period.”
Just like other live-action films such as Aladdin, they are using cultural consultants to avoid any issues. The film has been in the works for three years and will star newcomer Rachel Zegler as Snow White and Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen. New songs will also be written for the film and filming should begin as early as this spring.
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